Iran is the top country by general government net debt in the world. As of 2017, general government net debt in Iran was 4,271,843 billion LCU that accounts for 45.78 % of the world's general government net debt. The top 5 countries (others are Indonesia, Japan, Colombia, and Republic of Korea) account for 96.74 % of it. The world's total general government net debt was estimated at 9,331,089 billion LCU in 2017.The description is composed by Yodatai, our digital data assistant. Have a question? Ask Yodatai ›
Net debt is calculated as gross debt minus financial assets corresponding to debt instruments. These financial assets are: monetary gold and SDRs, currency and deposits, debt securities, loans, insurance, pension, and standardized guarantee schemes, and other accounts receivable.receivable.